Cleveland Cavaliers Agree to Trade for Atlanta Hawks’ Kyle Korver


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The Cleveland Cavaliers are second in the NBA in three-point percentage and three-point attempts, and in Channing Frye, they have the second-best spot-up three-point shooter in the league.

Now, thanks to a trade agreed upon in principal with the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, they'll also have the NBA's No. 1 spot-up man: Kyle Korver.

Going to Atlanta in the current framework of the trade, which has yet to be made official, will be a protected 2019 first-round pick, Mo Williams, and Mike Dunleavy, the last of which the Hawks are trying to move. This according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Earlier this week, Korver lamented his being involved in trade rumors.

“The NBA is a great job,” Korver said. “It’s a great job. I wouldn’t have any other job. But living stability is not one of the strengths of this job. You don’t know where you are going to be tomorrow. We don’t get to plan things out. That’s just part of this great job that we get to do."

But if you're going to get traded, LeBron James' defending champion Cavs isn't a bad squad to end up on. Especially for a man of Korver's particular talents.

Atlanta recently signaled to the league that they are willing to listen to offers for All-Star forward Paul Millsap in addition to Korver and Thabo Sefolosha, all of whom are playing in the final year of their contracts.

So far, the bidding for Millsap appears to be between the Denver Nuggets and the Toronto Raptors.